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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Flowers!

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One of my favorite little books has been the Language of Flowers -- a list of all the flowers and their meanings. It used to be a very important thing to send just the right flower to a person, as the flower of choice spoke your heart more than your written word!

My Flowers

I walked with Him at sunset through His garden, sweet and fair.
I stopped along the way to see a special flower there.
It seems so small, so fragile; yet, so perfect it had grown!
I asked the Master Gardener, "Can I have it for my own?"

He answered by explaining just how hard they were to grow,
But if He found me willing, it would take a year or so.
I told Him I would do the things He found required of me.
He smiled, took my hands, and said, "Then it shall be!"

He led me to the wilderness! I did not understand.
The Desert Place! Oh surely, this was not the way He planned!
And yet, He reassured me, if I let Him have His way,
The flowers I had asked for would be surely mine someday!

At first, it seemed so wrong that He would leave me there alone!
I doubted all His leading, but so little I had known.
And as I walked the pathless ways of deserts hot and drear,
Somehow, though disappointed, I was sure that He was near.

Slowly, oh so slowly, I was changing, this I knew!
And yet, to find a song just seemed impossible to do!
I felt ashamed of all my doubts, of all my questions, "Why?"
I saw my own shortcomings, and I thought I'd rather die!

I asked Him all my questions, asked for help with all my cares.
He gave me reassurance, His encouragement was there.
I learned that I could tell Him then how weak I was inside,
And as I saw my weaknesses, my pride was set aside.

Somehow, I did not realize all the changes He had made,
But then He came one evening as the sun began to fade.
He said that I was ready for those flowers -- could it be?
I asked Him what He called them -- and He said,
"Humility!"

--Cora Eelman


What is that flower in your garden saying to you today????? Click Here To Find the Meanings of Your Flowers!

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For these things, I thank you, Lord:
20. A wonderful, long awaited reunion with my older sister!
21. Delicious tomatoes from the garden -- just when there are none in the stores!
22. Great sales of my items on Ebay!
23. A wren getting buggies off my window!
24. Fresh, clean sheets on my bed!
25. Another day of Air Conditioning!
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15 comments:

Renna said...

That was utterly beautiful, Cora.

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Cora, your post is beautiful! My favorite flower is not on the list but my second fav is, sunflower.

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Julie said...

I loved your post. Hope you're feeling okay today. Thanks for sharing. Julie

papel1 said...

Your poem is beautiful. And 3 flowers in my yard are lavender which means devotion, Lemon Balm which Brings Love and Rosemary for Remembrance. Take Care.
Judy

Primgal55 said...

I agree - just beautiful.
hugs, Linda

Toni said...

Your poem is beautiful Cora!Thank you so much for sharing it:)

theysaywordscanbleed said...

what a lovely poem!

arlene,
West Bremerton flowers

Juri said...

Cor...I loved the poem!! And the meaning of the flowers that we love was fun to learn. Thanks!

Jur

Pam said...

Cora, how lovely!
It ia always so good to stop by when starting out the day-
Blessings and hugs,
Pam

CathyJean said...

Dear Cora,
Your post is so beautiful! and so sweet! I am crying as I pray for you this morning.
Hugz,
Cathy

Deb said...

Just beautiful Cora, I hope your day is just as beautiful as that poem. Deb

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Cora,
Your poetry leaves me literally breathless.

Love,
Lea

PianoPlayer said...

Your poem brought two verses to my mind: James 4:6, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." And James 4:10, "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." What a beautiful flower, humility, producing those things in our lives.
I am lifting you, Jur, Bob, Pats up to the Lord daily.
Cheryl

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Good morning Miss Cora! I am soooo happy to see you today! I checked out my flowers on your site... I am poppy and glads.. thee glads are: love at first sight, and poppy: imagination...coolbeans huh?
I love your poems. I will always treasure the one you sent me!
Thanks for your sweet comments today. You are a hot potato too.
Hugs,
Lea
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